There are ghost towns, and then there are ghost towns. Some are moldering piles of broken glass, stone and rotted wood, long forgotten with secrets intact. Other ghost towns are bogus tourist traps selling selfie opportunities with costumed “local sheriffs.” Somewhere in between are real ghost towns that are well worth a visit. We’ve narrowed … More Five Best Ghost Towns in the West
Torpedo of the Flats, Flats Phantom, Grey Ghost – whatever the nickname, bonefish are the most pursued quarry on the flats, and the saltwater fish coveted the most by fly fishermen. For good reason – denizens of very shallow water, once hooked a bonefish has few options – no jumping or sounding – so they … More Chasing the Grey Ghost
“Don’t forget,” said the guide. “Bow to the king!” Florida tarpon are definitely royalty in the fishing community — often called the Silver King — but the guide’s reminder was to lower the pole – bow — whenever a tarpon jumped, to avoid tearing the hook from their tender mouths. There’s nothing quite like a … More Hail to the Silver King
A security breach by a hacker calling himself “Mr. High” has forced Washington and Idaho to suspend all online sales of hunting and fishing licenses. The hacker also claims to have accessed private license information for the states of Oregon and Kentucky. The information includes names, date of birth, addresses, drivers license numbers, and in … More Hacker “Mr. High” Hijacks Personal License Information
The National Rifle Association announced creation of the NRA Hunters Leadership Forum with some strong words in defense of hunters. “American hunters are engaged in a culture war with violent animal rights extremists who use shame, ridicule and a mob mentality to seek our utter destruction.” The specific purpose of the forum will be … More NRA Defends Hunters Against Animal Rights Activists
No creature is more cherished, iconic or essential to the mythos of the Wild West than the horse. Americans cannot conceive of a “West” without cowboys, bugle-blowing cavalry and mounted Sioux Indians surging across open plains. But horses are not a native species. Brought to the Americas by Spanish explorers, they were the first of … More Wild Horses – Western Icon or Invasive Species?
Does your dog fetch your slippers or bring you the paper? Have you taught it any neat tricks? Dogs are amazing animals who only need the proper stimulation. People have been adapting new ways to get the most out of their canine companions for thousands of years. So why shouldn’t you take advantage of this … More 10 Crazy Things Dogs Are Trained to Do